GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 780M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8970M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 171,969 vs 126,734 More than 35% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 900 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Better face detection score 56.53 mPixels/s vs 35.7 mPixels/s Around 60% better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 18,211.5 Around 30% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher texture rate 98.7 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,258 vs 20,876 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,060.34 vs 1,938.41 Around 60% better T-Rex score
Significantly higher dead space 3 framerate 143.9 fps vs 95.35 fps More than 50% higher dead space 3 framerate
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 115.8 fps More than 60% higher diablo III framerate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 63.66 vs 51.65 Around 25% better fire strike factor score
Higher metro: last light framerate 37 vs 27.5 Around 35% higher metro: last light framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 22 fps Around 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 2,176 vs 1,864 More than 15% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GTX 780M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
273.24 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
89.84 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
56.53 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780M
35.7 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
GeForce GTX 780M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
GeForce GTX 780M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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seems silly when the 780m is twice the price of the 8970m. You can get a 8970m crossfire laptop for almost the same price as a single 780m laptop.
The 780m is more powerful than than the 8970m. I have tried both, and the 780m gets about 13 more frames (on high setting, 4x msaa) on games like Far Cry 3 and Crysis.
This is because 780m is more resistant on game fluctuations
amd 8970m victoria ante 770m
tal vez las hd 8870 gane por varios aspectos pero siempre ira acompañada de chips amd que no se comparan nada a los de intel asi que por esta razon gana la 770m
amd radeon HD 8970m won but in Gaming N/A there is mistake
Why GTX 780M WIN? I think Radeon 8970M should win.
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